If you had to select the person you think is “most likely to succeed,” how would you go about making your choice? According to authors Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, you’d miss the mark if you based your choice on educational achievement, intelligence or experience. The main criteria, instead, is a set of social skills known as “emotional intelligence” (EQ) that helps people interact effectively. When you’re emotionally intelligent, your emotions work for – not against – you, and you are respectful and mindful of other peoples’ feelings. Even the most emotionally challenged people can boost their “EQs” by practicing the skills this book outlines. It offers specific examples of how to bring emotional intelligence to bear in a variety of situations at home and at work. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to use emotional intelligence effectively.
About the Authors
Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are co-founders of an EQ training company, and experts in industrial-organizational psychology.